call for more open collaboration
From my experience in this forum, the Linux-in-the-car community though small, has no shortage of talent. Many of us are developers of some sort and have lots of knowledge about open source and Linux. That said, I think we have an interesting opportunity to really show off just why we choose open-source and Linux. I'm sure all of you are aware of the many many Windows applications for CarPCs. You may also have noticed that Linux doesn't have a clear and viable solution for the same. This is something that myself and I'm sure many of you want to change.
I want to start an open discussion on how we can better focus our skills to solve the problem. My goal is to create the the ultimate solution for In-car-entertainment, navigation, and information. The goal is to show people just how ridiculous using anything other than Linux in a carPC really is. XP embedded? are you serious? Look at what Linux and open source offers!
I've been working with others on Linux ICE and nGhost. Maybe you don't like the direction it's going and that's why you are working on something else. Let's talk about the direction. If you think that SilverWolf2 should be shipped with Linux ICE instead of nGhost, than lets evaluate that. If you think that SilverWolf2 and nGhost should merge, I don't know, maybe it's worth talking about. If all of us have the same goal, why don't we work together?
Many of you are working on separate projects that are helping the goal. I love to hear about how navit is improving and how bluetooth phone integration is developing. This things can be thrown into ICE and make one hell of a carPC distro.
The power of open source is the communtiy. If I'm out of line, let the flames fly. If not, let's do something great!